Under the Blue Sky  
Under the Blue Sky

by David Eldridge

Directed by Lynn Facey

Tuesday 14th - Saturday 18th March, 2017

The Tower Theatre performing at Theatro Technis, Camden


Photography by David Sprecher

Cast List

Helen : Clare Gaba
Nick : Nick Edwards
Michelle : Katie Smith
Graham : Paul Robison
Anne : Lily Ann Green
Robert : Leon Chambers


 

Production Team

Director : Lynn Facey
Set Design : Phillip Ley
Lighting Design : Nick Insley
Sound Design : Rob Ellis
Costume Design : Irena Pancer

Stage Manager : Mark Facey
Lighting and Sound Operator : Kaushal Ginige
Set Construction and Get-in : Keith Syrett, Michael Bettell, Jude Chalk, John McSpadyen, Phillip Ley, Isaac Insley, Laurence Tuerk, Max Batty



Having joined the Tower in December 2016, this will be Clare Gaba's first show. Previously she has performed in two productions with Highgate-based Theatre in the Square including What She Will at the Bridewell Theatre, which was featured as part of the RSC's Open Stages project. She has also acted with Incognito, including their award winning version of Brontë. Clare is looking forward to being in a modern play again!
 
This is Katie Smith's sixth show with the Tower Theatre. Her most recent roles for the Tower were Mrs Forman in Sherlock Holmes and Betsey/Lyndsey in Clybourne Park. Prior to that she was seen in Chalet Lines, Largo Desolato and The Doctor's Dilemma. Her acting experience outside the Tower includes roles in A Taste Of Honey, Shakers, Pericles, Macbeth and Fen among others, in fringe venues across London, Essex, and Edinburgh. Katie trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
Lily Ann Green trained at the Drama Studio London, is a Trinity-Guildhall Speech and Drama teacher, a makeup artist and a Tower member since 1995. Roles include Annie in All My Sons; Émilie in Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Agnes in The Steward of Christendom and Marian in Accolade. She has performed professionally and with SEDOS, KDC and SLT - most recently as Joan Crawford in Betty and Joan. For the Tower, she has directed The Talented Mr Ripley, The Diary of Anne Frank, Art, Torch Song Trilogy, Jake's Women and Othello. Elsewhere she has directed 4Play, Daisy Pulls It Off, Enchanted April and Much Ado About Nothing. She is also a published playwright as L.A.Green with Forward to the Right published by Samuel French.
 
This is Nick Edwards' sixth show with the Tower following roles in The Vortex, The Deep Blue Sea, Time and the Conways, Mother's Day and Clybourne Park. He has acted and directed on the London stage with various theatre groups, most notably KDC and SEDOS. When not acting Nick teaches maths in a comprehensive in Wembley and is also a theatre assessor for offwestend.com.
This is Paul Robison's first production with the Tower. Having trained in Performing Arts at Salford University, he has performed in a variety of theatre productions in London, most notably as Mike in The Ruffian on the Stair at Greenwich Playhouse, Man in I Licked a Slag's Deodorant and Neil in Dogs Barking. He has also starred in various short films both in London and New York.
 
Since rejoining the Tower Theatre in 2012 after a 13-year break, Leon Chambers has appeared in Brighton Beach Scumbags, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Entertaining Mr Orton, The Winterling, Dumb Show and Little Nell. He has also acted with a number of other groups in both London and Kent including appearing in Autobahn with SEDOS. He is a filmmaker and has directed eight short films, which have played at film festivals all over the world, picking up a number of awards along the way. He is currently completing post-production on his first feature film, Above the Clouds.
Lynn Facey joined the Tower in 2013 and has worked backstage on The Accrington Pals, the Tower's World War 1 competition winner Sons of Paradise and Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense. Having assistant directed Travesties, she made her directional debut with the Irish comedy Chancers and is delighted to be back for a second time.